Rajasthan, color by color

We’re nearing the end of our tour of Rajasthan, and it’s time for a recap of the cities we’ve visited so far. Lucky for us (and for you?), India’s tourism board has made it easy to classify our last few destinations by color: Continue reading

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Picture of the day: Jodhpur, the blue city

Jodhpur is known as the blue city. Can you guess why? Hint: No Photoshop involved. Continue reading

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Picture of the day: Sunset in Jodhpur

Jaipur is known as the Pink City for its brightly decorate buildings in honor of the Queen’s visit many years ago. Jodhpur is known as the Blue City, as well as the Sun City. Continue reading

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A ride fit for a maharajah

Most of our trip to India has been concentrated in the state of Rajasthan. Historically, India was divided into myriad kingdoms, and today is composed of 28 provinces. But the raj in Rajasthan denotes it as the most majestic. Continue reading

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Picture of the day: Jain temple, Ranakpur

The ornately finished roof of one of the Jain temples in Ranakpur.

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Talk about free-range beef.

Cows are considered holy by Hinduism, as explained to us by Hindu shopkeepers, drivers, and passersby alike. They are allowed to roam freely in the streets, and devout Hindus are forbidden from consuming cow meat, among other things. Continue reading

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Picture of the day: Feeding time at Ranakpur

Well, look who’s hungry! Continue reading

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